For the first time one of Hollywood's greatest stars tells his own story, in his own words. From a childhood of poverty to global fame, Cary Grant, the ultimate self-made star, explores his own screen image and what it took to create it.
The future star grow up as Archie Leach, son of a tailor in Bristol, but was traumatized when his parent's marriage broke down, leading to his father leaving for another and the bottle, his mother utterly abandoning him to be raised by an aunt. A friend introducing him as knave to the variety theatre, he joined a traveling company and on their first-ever tour overseas stayed behind in New York. He gradually made his way I-on Broadway as handsome antagonist, until offered a Hollywood contract with Paramount, which proved rather disappointing, but he went on to become a major star, brilliant under directors like Hitchcock who tapped into his commoner past. Several marriages brought mostly frustration, like the reconciliation with his mother, whom he put up in an English home, only his daughter proved a relationship for life.Written by
If you are not compelled to keep watching, then the biography is a failure. This is a steaming pile of dung. I only stuck with it because it's freaking Cary Grant. They focus on the crappiest aspects of his life. The phony narration was very off-putting. God, what a torture chamber of missteps. Avoid at all costs. The sombre music really brought the story down. What a crappy biography of one of the most iconic actors in movie history. Made me sick to finish this.
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